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Women's Soccer Hits The Road For First Conference Road Game

Sept. 23, 2017

HUNTINGTON, West Virginia – Conference USA action continues on the road for the Southern Miss women’s soccer team (6-3-1) when they travel to Marshall for its third conference match of the season. Sunday’s match is scheduled for a 12 p.m. kickoff.

The Golden Eagles continue to lead the conference in shots (206), points (75) and goals (27) scored. They fall just behind Rice in second place in goals per game, assists and assists per game. The Golden Eagles offense continues to create offensive opportunities after taking 14 shots in Thursday’s match against Western Kentucky.

The Herd’s defense has allowed 16 goals this season and senior Becky McMullan and freshman Miah Zuazua’s offensive mindset will look to expose the defense. McMullan leads the team with five goals and Zuazua leads the team with 30 shots taken after 10 games. The two have combined for 21 points, 56 shots and forced 23 saves from opposing keepers.

The Golden Eagles’ defense has been hard to get past this season with Ola Akinniyi and Kaitlin Fayard on the back line. Not only do the two juniors keep Kelly Brahmbhatt from having to make saves, but have contributed to the successful offense. Akinniyi is tied for second for the most goals scored for the Golden Eagles and Fayard has a goal to her name as well.

Brahmbhatt holds C-USA’s best goals against average allowing only four goals in over 600 minutes. Brahmbhatt’s recorded 29 saves in nine games played.

Sunday’s game will be the 13th meeting between the sides. The Heard holds a 9-2-1 advantage against the Golden Eagles after last season’s 1-0 win in double overtime in Hattiesburg.

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